Colin James Farrell (born 31 May 1976) is an Irish actor. After TV and film work in the UK, he was discovered by Joel Schumacher while auditioning for Tigerland (2000). Farrell subsequently starred in several American thrillers, Phone Booth (2002), S.W.A.T. (2003), and The Recruit (2003), establishing his international box office bankability. During those same years, he also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report (2002) and as the villain in Daredevil (2003). After starring in independent films Intermission (2003) and A Home at the End of the World (2004), he headlined Oliver Stone’s biopic Alexander (2004) and the well-regarded Terrence Malick Pocahontas movie, The New World (2005).